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7 killed, 2 injured in Gulmarg cable car mishap
CM grieved, announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia, orders high level probe
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SRINAGAR, Jun 25: Seven persons were killed and two others injured at Gulmarg today when a cable car was derailed after it was hit by a tree due to speedy winds. The deceased included four of a tourist family from New Delhi- a couple and their two daughters. Two local tourist guides and a local tourist were also among the deceased. Police said it rescued 150 other persons. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the accident a...
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Encounter at DPS school ends, 2 militants killed, 2 army men including officer injured
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SRINAGAR, Jun 25: The encounter between security forces and militants, holed up in a building of Delhi Public School (DPS) ended today with the killing of two militants. Two army personnel including an officer were also injured in the incident. The two militants had entered the Delhi Public School located close to the Srinagar-Jammu national highway last evening after attacking a CRPF party in the nearby Pantha Chowk, killing one officer and in...
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Koteranka incident
Inquiry committee finds motivated protest to create tension
`Alleged anti-religion statement of SDM; allegations found baseless’
KT NEWS SERVICE
RAJOURI, Jun 25: A committee constituted by District Magistrate, Rajouri in view of conflicting reports about allegations levelled against SDM Koteranka for sensitive remarks and inputs about planned protest to scuttle administrative action with connivance of some officials, today submitted its report indicting many locals for deliberately creating a law and order problem without any facts. The committee headed by Additional District Magistrat...
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Aadhaar not valid document for travel to Nepal, Bhutan
NEW DELHI, Jun 25(Agencies): Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan, the Union home ministry has said. Indians can travel to Nepal and Bhutan--both countries for which they don't need visas--if they possess a valid national passport or election ID card issued by the Election Commission. Moreover, to ease travel, persons over 65 and below 15 years can show documents with photographs to confirm ...
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Declare KPs as IDPs; KHF to Modi in US
WASHINGTON, Jun 25(Agencies): A Kashmiri Hindu group today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recognise Kashmiri Pandits as internally displaced people and ensure that the property left behind by them in the valley is protected and illegal occupants removed. “If Kashmiri Hindus lose their temples, houses and property, their ethnic cleansing will become permanent,” Kashmiri Hindu Foundation said in a memorandum submitted to Prime Minister Mod...
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India, Pak trade fire in Rajouri
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JAMMU, Jun 25: Even on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on Sunday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district after a ceasefire violation, a defence official said. The Indian army retaliated strongly and effectively. Pak troops resorted to firing from automatic weapons and shelling mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in the morning and then after a lull of...
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Vohra is new IIC president
NEW DELHI, Jun 25(Agencies): Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra became the president of the India International Centre (IIC) - a prestigious cultural hub in the national capital - replacing eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee, who stepped down after an intense power struggle. Sorabjee whose recent re-election as the IIC president was questioned by many life trustees and members of the IIC announced his decision to relinquish the coveted post at the ...
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World’s highest rail track survey to commence at Leh
NEW DELHI, Jun 25(Agencies): The Railways will kick off the final location survey of the 498 km long Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir this week. Coming up at a high of 3,300 metres, the strategically important rail project is touted to become the highest rail track in the world, overtaking China's Qinghai Tibet Railway. The all-weather Leh rail network is one of the four important railway connectivities identified by the defe...
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OTHER STORIES
DySP lynching
Kashmir policemen asked to avoid Eid prayers in public places
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 25: Police has asked its personnel to avoid Eid prayers in public places in the wake of recent mob lynching of a Deputy Superintendent of Police outside the Jama Masjid in Srinagar. Police personnel have been advised to offer prayers in mosques in district police lines or protected mosques. The advisory has been marked to all police stations, all wings of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Army’s Chinar Corps, ITBP, SSB, CRPF, BSF and...
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No Karvan-e-Aman bus to PAK today
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SRINAGAR, Jun 25: Because of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of PAK has been suspended tomorrow. There will be no peace bus tomorrow, official sources said. They said a message was received from PAK, “Due to Eid festival the bus service will remain suspended tomorrow.” The next bus would be on July 3, they said. The passengers from both sides of Line of Control (LoC) travel...
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Amarnath Yatra
Mock drill conducted at Pahalgam to meet eventuality
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SRINAGAR, Jun 25: A mock drill exercise on disaster management and mitigation in connection with Amarnath Yatra was conducted at Pahalgam today. The pilgrimage is starting from June 29: An official spokesperson here today said the drill was conducted by the teams of Fire and Emergency Department, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) under the guideline of the Natio...
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CRPF pays rich tribute to SI killed in Srinagar attack
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SRINAGAR, Jun 25: CRPF today paid rich tributes to its officer, who was killed on Saturday in a militant attack at Pantha Chowk on Srinagar-Jammu national highway. Official sources here said CRPF paid a befitting tribute to the officer, Sub Inspector Sahab Shukla, who laid down his life yesterday, in a militant attack on CRPF vehicles at Pantha Chowk on Srinagar outskirts. Tributes to the valour and sacrifice of the late SI were paid in a sol...
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DPS encounter
Nefarious design to destroy school buildings: DGP
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SRINAGAR, Jun 25: Director General of police (DFP) Dr SP Vaid today said, “Enemy has nefarious designs to destroy school buildings in the valley so that children abandon their studies.” He was talking to reporters regarding an encounter between militants and security forces in DPS school building at Pantha Chowk. Vaid said his men wanted to ensure minimum collateral damage. “The staff and whoever was inside the building was evacuated yesterday...
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City markets remain crowded on the day of Arafaa
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Jun 25: Despite being Sunday, markets across city remained abuzz a day before the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Fitr. The shops, stores and all business establishments remained opened on Sunday while a huge rush of people across city streets. In the business hub of Lal Chowk, not only shops and all business establishments remained opened, a massive footfall was witnessed due to Sunday street market. Moreover, massive presence of vehi...
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Targami, Rafi Mir condemn lynching of police officer
JAMMU, June 23: CPI (M) senior leader and MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami andn PDP General Secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir Friday condemned the lynching of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) to death on Thursday evening. Tarigami termed the incident as ‘terrible and criminal’. “It deserves condemnation from all quarters. I appeal to my people they must openly voice their condemnation over this heinous crime,” he said. “Cruelty is cruelty....
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> APSCC protests against Govt order
> Silence of BJP on GST proving disastrous for traders of Jammu: Chamber
 
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Eid-ul- Fitr today
SRINAGAR, Jun 25: Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow. The announcement has been made after sighting of the moon of shawal month of Islamic calendar. Sighting of the moon marked the end of 29-day long fasting month of holy Ramzan. The moon has been sighted in several parts of the country including Lucknow and Hyderabad also. In the union capital, Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari also announced that...
> Vohra, Mehbooba greet people on Eid-ul-Fitr
> Smart Cities status to ensure planned, holistic development of twin capital cities: Dy CM
> ISK observed Jumma-a-Tul Wida as Youm-el-Quds in Kargil
> PDP-BJP govt will not survive beyond July, claims JKPCC Chief
> Karra accuses govt of patronizing land grabbers
 
 
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Beyond condemnation
The lynching of police office, DySP, Mohammad Ayoub Pandith is horrifying and outrightly a barbarous act. It needs to be condemned for its brutal nature. But beyond that, it also invokes pertinent questions that need to be grappled with. One is the selective nature of concern that has been expressed by people who have maintained criminal silence over the lynchings and killings of Muslims and Dalits by Hindutva hooligans almost on a daily basis i...
> Lynching mobs, repressive regime and glamourisation of war! - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Peanut benefits for farmers
> For the love of game
> End violence in Darjeeling
> Survey on employment trends
 
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Between 'tryst with destiny' and 'tryst with chaos'
By K Raveendran
The famous first freedom speech was made by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the midnight of August 15, 1947. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is all set to deliver the so-called second freedom speech on the midnight of June 30, 2017; or at least that must be the idea behind the chosen venue, Parliament House, and timing for the GST roll-out. We know that the first one was followed by a blood bath, which devastated a nation, and the wounds of which have...
> Balance your life..! - By Robert Clements
> If North Korea didn't exist US would have invented it - By Nizar K Visram
> Demonetisation leads to stressed assets of Banks and companies going bankrupt - By TN Ashok
> Amit shah's potshot at Gandhi - By Amulya Ganguli
> Spreading Laughter..! - By Robert Clements
 
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People & Their Problems: Farmers Waiver
By Moin Qazi
Notwithstanding the government is all set to forgive billions of dollars of loans of farmers, the actually distressed class among them will have no respite from their misery. They owe their debts to money lenders whereas the government waiver applies only to formal credit. Almost every farmer in India's massive rural swathes is tethered, in one way or another, to the sahukar, the Indian variety of the money lender, the ubiquitous, ravenous loan...
> Shocking tale of bureaucratic brutality - By P Sreekumaran
> Relatives allege torture of SIMI undertrials in Bhopal jail - By L.S. Herdenia
> Kashmir valley faces new crisis - By Kanchan Basu
> Breaking the Kashmir deadlock - By Ershad Mahmud
> Silly Buggers - By Gwynne Dyer
 
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RTI response on Meira Kumar
Dear Editor, RTI responses reveal that Meira Kumar used her ministerial post as Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment by setting up Babu Jagjiwan Ram National Foundation-BJRNF from funds available from the ministry. Main task of the foundation is to organise birth and death anniversaries of her late father Banu Jagjiwan Ram on 5th April and 6th July every year also at government-bungalow number 6 Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi even w...
> Dealing with Beggars
> Unemployment scenario ampalling
> ID proof must for complaints against Govt
> Surgical strike on Lalu-family
> Kumble deserves Kudos
 
 
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Emergency was darkest time in history of India: Modi
NEW DELHI, June 25 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday recalled the Emergency imposed on this day in 1975 and said that it was the darkest time in the history of India. In his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat', PM Modi said it was essential to remember the incidents which have caused harm to democracy and move ahead towards the positives of democracy. He remembered that democracy-lovers had fought a big battle against the E...
> Sushma Swaraj tweets 2013 Lok Sabha video
> PM greets nation on Ramzan, Jagannath Yatra
> Sabarimala temple’s golden mast damaged with mercury, 3 detained
> 'Operation Prahaar' ends after 56-hr long offensive, dozen maoists, 3 jawans killed
> Army rethinking on Sahayak system, may induct civilians in peace stations
 
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Donald Trump calls Narendra Modi 'true friend'
WASHINGTON, June 25 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked Donald Trump for the 'warm personal welcome' and said that he was looking forward to meeting the US President. He posted on Twitter: "Thank you @POTUS for the warm personal welcome. Greatly look forward to my meeting and discussions with you @realDonaldTrump." Earlier, Trump had called PM Modi a 'true friend'. "Look forward to welcoming India's PM Modi to @WhiteHou...
> Modi to meet top American CEOs of global giants
> 149 killed, 117 injured after oil tanker explodes in Bahawalpur
> Foreign tourists stay away due to J&K unrest
> Jadhav seeks mercy from Pak army chief
> Trump's top aide Kenneth Juster to be America's new Ambassador to India
 
 
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Rahul Dravid's favorite bat inspires Smriti Mandhana, says her mother
MUMBAI, June 25: Smriti Mandhana's parents in Sangli could not wait more to watch on TV the performance of their daughter on Saturday. India won the first Women's World Cup (WWC) match against formidable England and Smriti won the Player of the Match award for her 90 runs which included 11 fours and two towering sixes in 100 minutes. The watched the entire match on TV in a new house, whether they have recently shifted. "It was a big match f...
> Kabaddi competition organises at Kishtwar
> World record for Mithali Raj former Australian captain Belinda congratulates her
> Sports keep our body physically, mentally fit: Bhadwal
> "We are Test players now"
> Govt keen to revive sports culture in JK: Lal Singh
 
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Indian army expedites buying military hardware for UN missions
NEW DELHI, June 25 (Agencies): The Army has decided to fast- track procurement of UAVs, infantry combat vehicles and other military platforms for use by its troops in UN peacekeeping missions after the global body expressed unhappiness over poor quality of equipment used by the Indian soldiers. A report by the UN pointed out poor maintenance and serviceability of equipment and platforms used by the Indian troops and held back a reimbursement am...
> ED books Hafiz, Hurriyat, Hizbul, LeT for money laundering
> Seeking loan waiver has become fashion these days: Venkaiah Naidu
> Refrain from promoting GST or face protest : Cong' advice to Amitabh Bachchan
> Modi govt all set to ring in India's biggest tax reform at stroke of June 30 mid-night
> IT deptt slaps Benami transaction charges against Lalu, his family
 
 
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